Table of Contents

The broad conceptualization of work and health / Cameron Mustard.
What is a little more health and safety worth? / Anthony J. Culyer, Benjamin C. Amick III, and Audrey Laporte.
A critical review of the application of economic evaluation methodologies in occupational health and safety / Emile Tompa ... [et al.].
Lessons from health technology assessment / Anthony J. Culyer and Mark Schulpher.
Lessons from the literature on valuing reductions in physical risk / Richard Cookson and Peter Dorman.
The institutional and regulatory settings for occupational health and safety : an international survey / Ulrike Hotopp ... [et al.].
Workplace-researcher relationship : early research strategy and avoiding the 'data dearth' / Benjamin C. Amick III, Phil Bigelow, and Donald C. Cole.
Study design / William Gnam, Lynda Robson, and Thomas Kohstall.
Kind of analysis and decision rule / Jeffrey S. Hoch and Carolyn S. Dewa.
Costs / Audrey Laporte, Roman Dolinschi, and Emile Tompa.
Consequences / Emile Tompa, Roman Dolinschi, and Claire de Oliveira.
Adjusting for time preference and addressing uncertainty / William Gnam, Michel Grignon, and Roman Dolinschi.
Equity / Anthony J. Culyer and Emile Tompa.
Suggestions for a reference case / Emile Tompa, Anthony J. Culyer, and Roman Dolinschi. "This book aims to lay the foundations for a systematic methodology of economic evaluation of occupational health and safety interventions by identifying the main barriers to research of high quality and practical relevance, and proposing a research strategy to overcome them. Context chapters provide a wealth of background material ranging from a presentation of the broad conceptualization of work and health, to suggestions for strategies on how to confront the dearth of data often experienced by occupational health and safety researchers. The institutional and regulatory approaches in different international jurisdictions are covered in one of the context chapters. Specific topic chapters delve into the principles and application of economic evaluation methods relevant to workplace and system level interventions. Study design, type of analysis, costs, consequences, uncertainty, and equity are all covered, providing guidance on meeting many analytical and decision-making challenges. The final chapter synthesizes the summaries, conclusions, challenges, and recommendations from across the book, presenting the synthesis as a reference case." "This book is essential reading for researchers, practitioners, policy makers, and both educators and students involved in occupational health and safety, public health, health promotion, and health economics."--Jacket.